Posted by WAM NY Marketing Committee
Patsy Mayorga is one of our 2012-2013 Scholarship winners! She lives in Nicaragua and works for Pro Mujer Nicaragua. Here’s what she had to say about her microfinance experience and WAM NY scholarship:
“I started my first job when I was 16, helping my mother sell ice-cream. From there, I started selling clothing and food on my own and, at the same time, studying at night. I had my first child when I was 18 and that made it difficult for me to finish university – my father no longer supported me. In 2000, I started working at Pro Mujer as a loan officer. Three years later, I became a branch manager and continued to grow at Pro Mujer from there. I currently serve as Manager of Operations at the national level. I have enjoyed every challenge, every position, every activity that I have taken on in this institution.
The WAM NY scholarship supported my aspirations to undertake the Certificate in Advanced Finance will contribute to my professional development and provide me with greater knowledge that will enable me to design new projects based on a more in-depth analysis of profitability – that also takes into account the benefit to clients.”
WAM NY Marketing Committee.